Multnomah County Asthma/Housing Program

Welcome to the Multnomah County Health Department Asthma Intervention and Housing programs - AIR, CAIR or Healthy Homes. From this website you can make a referral to our programs. We will screen the application and enroll the participant in the most appropriate program. There is no cost for any of our programs. Only Multnomah County residents are eligible for these programs.

  • AIR is a one time environmental home inspection program for children with asthma who have a medical provider. There is no income limit for this program.
  • CAIR is a program for families under 80% of the Median Family Income or 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. There must be children in the family. At least one family member must have an environmentally related health problem. This program does not require that you have a medical provider or asthma. The program will provide a variety of services including home assessments and improvements, repair, and nursing case management based on the needs of the family.
  • Healthy Homes is a program for children with asthma who are being seen by a medical provider. This program includes nursing case management and visits by a Community Health Worker to eliminate asthma triggers in your home. Eligible families must be under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level or on Oregon Health Plan.

If you have questions or need additional information, please send an email to or call Multnomah County Environmental Health at 503-988-3400 and ask for the CAIR program. If you have a client who meets any of the criteria and want to submit a referral to us, call or email us and we will create a user account for you.